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Re: Ebisedian tutorial

From:JS Bangs <jaspax@...>
Date:Monday, August 19, 2002, 18:25
H. S. Teoh sikyal:

> help, I (badly) need feedback. So I'd really appreciate it if people would > please take a look at the initial draft of the tutorial here: > > (PostScript) > (PDF) > > And tell me if it's clear, or still as obtuse as ever. Especially > section 2, which talks about noun cases. (Noun cases appear to be the most > confusing part of Ebisedian to people, it seems. That's why I'm covering > that first.)
I found this tutorial quite clear and easy to understand. In fact, explained this way, I fail to see how people could find these concepts difficult in the first place--but perhaps I'm prejudiced by the fact that I've sketched out conlangs with very similar systems. Incidental remarks: I'd always disliked Ebisedan based on its unconsciably ugly ASCII representation scheme, but seeing it in the PDF as it was "supposed" to look, I found it quite pleasant. What a surprise! I also assumed that the graphs you used for vowels were more or less IPA values, except that there is one letter that looks like a lower-case omega on my screen, which is not an IPA character. How is that pronounced? Jesse S. Bangs "If you look at a thing nine hundred and ninety-nine times, you are perfectly safe; if you look at it the thousandth time, you are in frightful danger of seeing it for the first time." --G.K. Chesterton


H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>